Turning the next page can be exciting

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kameron, my youngest of 15 grandchildren, graduated last Friday from St. Charles Catholic High School. He’s had an exciting four years going to school, getting an education, never complaining and participating in sports. It’s been a good four years for him, his parents, and Jeanne and me. I attended every Grandparents Day and every basketball and baseball game in which he played.  

Graduation is an exciting time for all of us, but a little sad when you think of the last one for our grandchildren. Jeanne seems to be having withdrawals and wondering what we are going to do now that none of the grandchildren need us anymore. I, continually, remind her that at our age, we should thank God for the memories and look forward to taking one day at a time and enjoy our great-grandchildren.  

As of this date, we’ve been blessed with nine. However, our granddaughter, Brittany, is expecting twins, a boy and a girl, in October. That will make 11 that we can enjoy. It’s time for us to turn the page to the next chapter in our lives and look forward to what God has in store for us.

Speaking of graduations, my nephew’s son, Braxton Duhon, was the Valedictorian at Riverside Academy.  After greeting everyone, the following is part of his speech:  

“I’m not here to tell you all about how these were ‘the best years of our lives’ as we are often told, because they were not, but before you make any assumptions, let me explain. By categorizing our high school years as ‘the best years of our lives’ we are restricting our future possibilities. Why do these have to be the best years?  Why can’t every year be better than its predecessor?  By saying that these were the best years of our lives, we would be limiting ourselves by saying that no future years could be better. Of course, these years were great, but that does not mean we cannot have better. We should not  limit ourselves in this aspect.” 

He closed with what should be a challenge to all the graduating seniors of 2014, including Kameron: “Leaving high school is not the end of something great, but the beginning of something greater.” 


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